garden of my soul

I’m not quite as messy as this poem suggests…most days anyway.

Thankfully Jesus died because he knew I’d be messy, inside.

Romans 5:8 comforts us –

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (NIV)

He loved us in spite of, and because of, our messiness.

So keep on treadin’ on high,

~kim

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hope lives here

‘hope lives here’ was the poetry writing prompt.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

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word search

Do your prayers ever feel like a jumbled alphabet?

That’s because we’re human! And it’s ok.

I’m so grateful that when my words don’t make sense, God knows the answer…even if I didn’t voice the right question!

Isaiah 55:8-9, says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, ” declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (NIV)

This verse may be referring to our sin compared to God’s grace and his peace. So when my sinful mind can’t or doesn’t form thoughts and words that coincide with my tangled web of emotions, I try to be still…

as God says to,

“…be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10 NIV)

And that makes me feel secure knowing that his thoughts and ways are higher than mine!

Striving to tread…on high places,

~ kim

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beach blessings

How do you count your daily blessings?

No matter what each of us are going through (how many can say their life is without a ‘going through’ of some kind?), we need not look very far to find a blessing. It may not be in a bank account or a building.

God’s gifts come in so very many forms.

Today it might be a new blossom on the windowsill or an unusual bird visiting in the back yard. Tomorrow it might be a FaceTime call with a tried and true childhood friend.

God shows up in many ways. To know this, give thanks and count these blessings is to live a richer life. Regardless of what’s in our wallets.

I feel like a kid when I’m near the surf, along the shoreline. The ocean is full of beautiful treasures and not just gold bars and coins. So today I’m sharing a pic of a few recent gifts laid at my feet.

And I want to say I am thankful for each of my fellow bloggers. You also bless me daily.

Keep treadin’ on high,

~ kim

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evasive sleep

Can you tell I haven’t been sleeping well lately? With autoimmune it’s kinda like a box of chocolates. Go to bed exhausted and ya still never know what you’re gonna get.

Thankfully, this too shall pass. The Bible has much to say about sleep, and it’s not all positive. But my favorite verse is this:

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” (Proverbs 3:24 NIV)

So I will continue to have conversations with God thru this. Because I know that He’s not sleeping either.

“…he who watches over you will not slumber…” (Psalm 121:3)

May you journey on high places,

~kim

 

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this ole tree

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shades

This poem does not reflect on my mood or my thoughts, even though I found it on an old page of notes.

Most of us face sorrow, eventually. Some more than seems fair.

And there IS consolation for everyone! The words consoled, consolation and comfort are found in the Bible numerous times.

One of my favorite verses is in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) where Paul writes: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Maybe I wrote that poem way back when so that I could share that scripture today. I pray it resonates with and blesses some one.

~ kim

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